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Greetings--I'm stuck on a mechanics question: Suppose you had a skier at the top of a hemispherical ski slope. S/He has some initial velocity. What is the maximum such velocity such that the skier maintains contact with the ski slope?

Similarly, how would I approach this if the cross section of the slope were not a semi-circle, but instead a cosine, or some other shape?

Thanks very much,

Flip

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# Skier on hemispherical slope problems

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